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SHO Sports To Honor Anniversary Of Vazquez-Marquez Rivalry With Classic Fights, Rounds

NEW YORK (March 3, 2015) – SHOWTIME Sports will offer boxing fans a chance to relive one of boxing’s most intense and brutal rivalries as it rolls out content in celebration of the classic showdowns between Mexican legends Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez.

Tonight, on the eighth anniversary of their epic first battle, SHOWTIME EXTREME (10 p.m. ET/PT) will present Vazquez-Marquez I, a unanimous selection of 2007 Fight of the Year. Then on Wednesday, Vazquez-Marquez II, an old-school slugfest that produced a Round of the Year Winner, will air at 11 p.m. ET/PT. The third installment, the 2008 Fight of The Year, will air on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME EXTREME Continue reading

Thompson Boxing Promotions Congratulates Efrain Esquivias on his Dominant Win over Rafael Marquez

ORANGE, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Thompson Boxing Promotions proudly congratulates featherweight Efrain Esquivias (17-2-1, 10 KOs) on his ninth round stoppage of Rafael Marquez (41-9, 37 KOs) last Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA.

“We are all very proud of Efrain and his excellent win over Marquez,” said Ken Thompson, founder and president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “Marquez was a gentleman in defeat and he showed us all that his Hall of Fame career is more than deserving of all the possible accolades, but on Saturday, Esquivias was stellar and he executed his game plan to perfection; he paved the road to a bright future.” Continue reading

Efrain Esquivias Fight Week Workout Quotes

Efrain Esquivias quotes from Wednesday’s press conference at El Paseo Inn Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles.

Thoughts on the match up…

“I want to fight the best fighters out there and I thank Thompson Boxing Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions for making this fight happen. I’m coming in real strong and ready to show boxing fans that I’m capable of competing for a world title. I’m not an opponent, I’m here to win.” Continue reading

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. to face Jonathan Oquendo on October 6th, Rafael Marquez out

Finally, “The War” will be between former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and world contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo on October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer to be broadcast on “Pay Per View”. Continue reading

Vazquez Jr-Marquez on October 6th

The fight between former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez, headlining “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico”, is on for October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer broadcast on “Pay Per View”. Continue reading

Vazquez Jr-Marquez, Calderon-Fuentes, Gonzalez-Bernardo & Oquendo-Nieves 30 day weigh-in for October 6th card

BAYAMÓN, PUERTO RICO- The Puerto Rican boxers who will fight in the headline bouts in the show “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” showed in good condition today during the 30 day weigh in for their upcoming bouts on October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer broadcast on “Pay Per View”. Continue reading

All Time Historical Survey Series Recap – The Original 8 Weight Classes & P4P

by Geoffrey Ciani – Over the course of a sixteen month period beginning in June 2009, I conducted a series of surveys that all began with a very simple question: Who are the ten best heavyweights of all time? While contemplating my own list of top heavyweight pugilists, I decided gathering the input of others might help display a more accurate portrayal of what a ‘true’ top 10 list should look like. Now of course this is not an exact science by any means. In fact, quite the opposite, it is an extremely subjective topic that is often skewed by personal bias, differences of opinion, individual tastes and preferences, and most importantly the absence of a universally agreed upon criteria with which to judge past fighters. Even with these inherent obstacles playing their natural role, however, we can still establish some degree of consensus.

The guidelines were simple. I had every person who voluntarily participated in each survey provide me with a chronological list of who they considered to be the ten best (heavyweights, middleweights, etc) in boxing history. Ties were not permitted, just a straight-forward list from one to ten. I then used a weighted-points system to assign values to fighters based on where they appeared on each individual’s list. First place votes received 25 points. Second place votes were worth 15 points, third place votes were 12, and fourth and fifth place votes were worth 10 and 8 points respectively. After that, the point differential was constant, with sixth place votes getting 5 points, seventh place votes getting 4, eighth getting 3, ninth place 2, and tenth place 1. Continue reading